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Straw Bale Solutions

Author : Joel Karsten
ISBN : 9780760357392
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 82.76 MB
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By now, even the most casual gardeners have heard of straw bale gardening, the pioneering method to gardening introduced by Joel Karsten. Since his first book, Straw Bale Gardens, was published in 2013, this method of growing vegetables has exploded in popularity and is now being practiced across the world.For as many folks that have taken to growing veggies in straw, you will find that each garden is somewhat different, and may solve a different gardening problem. By coming along on this guided tour of the Straw Bale Planet, you are sure to find many situations that match yours and that you can learn from when planning and starting your very own SBG. In addition to teaching by example, this latest book from Karsten also tells a story you are sure to enjoy. Straw Bale Planet traces the evolution of the SBG movement from its inception on a small tree farm in Minnesota to today. This is more than just a home gardening phenomenon; it's an institution that is being employed to combat world hunger in countries such as Cambodia, Argentina and Costa Rica. In Cambodia, a South Korean-lead program (with the cooperation of several NGOs) is creating thousands of straw bale gardens using Karsten's proprietary method.Straw Bale Planet uses the details of the SBG discovery process to provide practical information to home gardeners who want to adopt the method. While explaining the countless iterations of the method in such a wide variety of climates and situations, gardeners can learn how to practice and adapt the method to make their own gardens even more successful.
Category: Gardening

Practical Straw Bale Building

Author : Murray Hollis
ISBN : 0643069771
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 29.52 MB
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This book "describes the best current practices and introduces new ideas in a practical step-by-step approach, supported by technical data and analysis. Starting from how straw bales are made, it describes the building of both in-fill and load-bearing walls, discusses the properties of materials used to plaster the walls, and details how particular features are incorporated, such as windows, doors, arches, plumbing and electrical. It especially describes new methods that enable the construction of straighter, thinner and easier-to-plaster walls." - back cover.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Straw Bale Gardens Complete Updated Edition

Author : Joel Karsten
ISBN : 9780760365236
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 34.73 MB
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This new edition of Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the only book you need to get started with the revolutionary gardening method that has taken the world by storm. Written by Joel Karsten, the originator of Straw Bale Gardening, this exciting update contains detailed, start-to-finish instructions for growing vegetables in straw anywhere, plus many new ideas and projects to help you enjoy your straw bale experience even more. Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically. Among the new subjects: Cultivating mushrooms in straw and straw bales How to grow plants in hay bales (and how to tell the difference between hay and straw) Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive How to make a cold frame with straw bales Trellising projects for growing vertically And much more Assure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the inventor of the method.
Category: Gardening

Straw Bale Gardens Complete

Author : Joel Karsten
ISBN : 9781591869078
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 59.58 MB
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Provides information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening.
Category: Gardening

Building Your Straw Bale Home

Author : Brian Hodge
ISBN : 9780643092426
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 54.60 MB
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This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.
Category: Architecture

The New Strawbale Home

Author : Catherine Wanek
ISBN : 9781423606574
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 40.74 MB
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Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.
Category: Architecture

The Straw Bale House

Author : Athena Swentzell Steen
ISBN : 9780930031718
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 47.58 MB
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Many copies in stock but still heavy demand; only a few titles published on this subject. Very popular in rural WA too.
Category: Architecture

Building With Straw

Author : Gernot Minke
ISBN : 3764371714
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 54.90 MB
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Economical, ecological: designing and building with straw. Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska. In recent years there has been a renaissance in the use of straw as a building material largely in the American Southwest, but also in Canada, France, Holland, Germany, Austria and China. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. It is a cheap and easy-to-use option for self-builders, and even large-scale structures can be erected using timber frame-work filled with straw. This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building with straw. Fire safety, protection against moisture, damp, pests and parasites are treated in detail. Numerous on-site photos document the process of assembly and construction step by step. 30 exemplary international projects illustrate the wide spectrum of design possibilities with straw.
Category: Architecture

Building With Vision

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ISBN : UOM:39015055196375
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 31.44 MB
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Part green building primer, part architectural photo essay, this is an essential resource for professionals and homeowners interested in the leading edge of environmental building. Imhoff traveled extensively to document and photograph beautiful and novel alternatives to wood intensive-building. Building with Vision is the first book to link residential building with forest impacts. Nearly 1.5 million new houses are built in the United States each year, 90 percent framed with wood, and the average house consuming an acre's worth of trees. But as Building with Vision shows, from framing and siding to new building systems and finish materials, there are many ways architects, contractors, and homeowners can make high-quality, resourceful, long-lasting and beautiful decisions. Details include building techniques as well as materials, including Styrofoam, steel, concrete, straw bales, rammed earth, adobe and much more.
Category: Architecture

Teaching Green

Author : Tim Grant
ISBN : 0865715017
Genre : Education
File Size : 52.54 MB
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A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8
Category: Education